Annie Bennett:Psychotherapist
Serious Issues


7th December 2016

The media is full of stories of how professional football
coaches have been abusing people in their care albeit many
years ago. Who should be making sure these coaches are
suitable and qualified for pastoral care? Has all this been part
of a huge abdication of responsibility by those who should be
in charge of taking care of young people.


16th August 2015


Annie discusses the concept of Grief with me. The stages of
mourning and grief are universal and are experienced by
people from all walks of life. Mourning occurs in response to
an individual’s own terminal illness, the loss of a close
relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human or
animal. There are five stages of normal grief that were first
proposed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book “On
Death and Dying.”
Source



20th June 2015

Greed- An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than
what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to
material wealth: "Many ... attach to competition the stigma of
selfish greed" (Henry Fawcett)
.

Greed seems to be everywhere you look in this world in which
we live and I wanted to learn more about the concept of
Greed. Once again Annie gives us the benefit of her expertise
.


25th February2015

Annie Bennett discusses depression with Vince following a
very tragic death of a young student. How can people teach
children to avoid becoming depressed? A lady is calling for the
subject to be addressed in the UK National Curriculum. Is this
possible? Do people still view depression as a weakness?

22nd July 2014

The schoolgirl, who underwent her fourth termination in 2012,
is among more than 200 under-16s to have had repeat
abortions in Britain in the past three years. The figures seem
to be oblivious to the numbers of abortions meaning these
could all have become human beings.  We looked at whether
there is any connection between these figures and the kinds
of teaching now criticised by Ofsted-the teaching watchdog.
The quote is thus, "A study by think-tank Civitas revealed that
inspectors think it is 'inconceivable' for children to be learning
from a textbook."  Surely children do need to be given moral
guidance in their youngest years.

7th July 2014

The Uruguayan footballer, Luis Suarez, disgraced himself at
the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil. However, there is far
more to discuss than the rantings of football pundits whose
main concern might be the flow of money around the football
world. Annie discusses the implications of the Luis Suarez
incident and we look at the difference between actually biting
and showing you wanted to bite. We also looked at the
conviction of Rolf Harris and Jimmy Saville et al and whether it
has traumatised people who have been their fans.
Love Addiction
.Annie is one of the UK’s
foremost psychotherapists
specialising in love addiction.
Her work has featured across
the media, particularly her
book,
The Love Trap, about
breaking free from love
addiction.

She is a member of the
British Association of
Counselling and
Psychotherapy, is listed
with UK Registered
Counsellors, and has a
diploma in counselling
therapy
.

Annie is also a recognised
provider for health insurance
companies such as BUPA.
She founded her Harley Street
practice in 2004, after
working at some of the world’
s leading centres for addiction
therapy, including as visiting
therapist at the US Meadows
Centre for Trauma and
Addiction. Her integrative
methods draw on cognitive
behavioural therapy, person-
centred counselling, family
systems and experiential
approaches.